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Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. 

Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

May 25, 2017 

The minimum size limit for gag grouper in Gulf waters is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is two fish per person within the four-grouper per person aggregate limit.  

FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

May 24, 2017 

During the course of the investigation, FWC undercover officers documented numerous criminal violations, resulting in the arrest of nine individuals for 44 felony violations. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

May 22, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is June 10 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive. 

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

May 22, 2017 

The FWC will hold open-house style public meetings in June to provide information and gather input on the agency’s development of Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for the Florida burrowing owl.  

Remember: Lionfish Challenge 2017 starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

May 19, 2017 

The 2017 Lionfish Challenge rewards recreational and commercial lionfish harvesters for their removal efforts with prizes and incentives.  

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears, cubs

May 18, 2017 

TheFWC reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. 

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida.  

Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

May 15, 2017 

Techniques for tarpon fishing vary widely depending on geographic location and an angler’s personal preference.  

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